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Photo Flood 74: Central West End

Photo Flood 74: Central West End

photo by Isaac Richardson Our return to the Central West End, one of the city’s most iconic and most populous neighborhoods, marked the first time that we hit two non-contiguous sections of a community (this is because the original CWE Flood, in PFSTL’s first year, focused on the neighborhood’s...

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Photo Flood 73: Shaw

Photo Flood 73: Shaw

photo by Mike Matney Shaw is a distinctive (and usually quiet) residential neighborhood tucked in between Tower Grove Park and I-44. The land for the neighborhood was originally owned by two St. Louis luminaries who gave the area its Victorian charm and protected it from over-industrializing. These characteristics have...

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Mini-Flood 66: Northside Trap Run

Mini-Flood 66: Northside Trap Run

photo by Ann Aurbach The Northside Trap Run is St. Louis’ first hip-hop themed 1 mile walk/5K run & festival aimed at empowering North St. Louis neighborhoods, and unifying grassroots, civic, educational, commercial and residential efforts to bridge the city’s north-south divide. Part of the mission of the Trap...

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Photo Flood 72: Tower Grove South

Photo Flood 72: Tower Grove South

photo by Sue Rakers Tower Grove South is one of the city’s most fashionable (and fast-changing) neighborhoods. Its health and vibrancy has been well documented, though as you go further south into the neighborhood, the dynamic changes, as do the demographics.   photo by Ann Aurbach

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Mini-Flood 65: Chariot Festival

Mini-Flood 65: Chariot Festival

photo by Joe Harrison The Chariot Festival in Tower Grove Park, is an event with a 5,000 year tradition, known as Ratha Yatra (very roughly, “chariot journey”). It involves a parade that begins with hundreds of people pulling a 36′ tall chariot carrying the form of Krishna. The Festival...

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Photo Flood 70: Kirkwood

Photo Flood 70: Kirkwood

photo by Ann Aurbach Kirkwood is a town proud of its rail heritage and history as one of the earliest suburbs west of the Mississippi. It is also a community that is sometimes criticized for its perceived exclusiveness (the median home sale price is $454,000 and diversity is lower...

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Photo Flood 69: King’s Oak

Photo Flood 69: King's Oak

photo by Allen Casey A small neighborhood in South St. Louis that was originally part of the Cheltenham community, King’s Oak is now home to Saint Louis University High School, Saint Louis Science Center, STL TV, light manufacturing, a dog park, and a small population of permanent residents. photo...

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Photo Flood 68: Skinker DeBaliviere

Photo Flood 68: Skinker DeBaliviere

photo by Joe Rakers Like the DeBaliviere Place neighborhood, Skinker DeBaliviere owes much of its existence (or at least its development) to the dedication of Forest Park and its hosting of the 1904 World’s Fair. The neighborhood sits right on the western edge of the city, directly against one...

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Mini-Flood 60: Fort Belle Fontaine County Park

Mini-Flood 60: Fort Belle Fontaine County Park

photo by Isaac Richardson Fort Belle Fontaine, the first U.S. Military fort west of the Mississippi, harbored Lewis and Clark upon return from their westward exploration in 1806. Though the stone structures appear very old, they are not a part of the original Fort. The walls and stairs were...

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Photo Flood 67: Marine Villa

Photo Flood 67: Marine Villa

photo by Lina Walz-Salvador Marine Villa is the formerly German neighborhood home to the iconic Lemp Brewery complex, Cherokee Street Antique Row (under a slow conversion over to a retail and dining destination similar to what’s on Cherokee west of Jefferson), and some of the southside’s quirkiest historic buildings....

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